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H.R. 2348 (114th): To amend titles XI and XIX of the Social Security Act to promote program integrity with respect to the enrollment of certain immigrants in State plans under Medicaid, and for other purposes.

The text of the bill below is as of May 15, 2015 (Introduced).


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114th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2348

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 15, 2015

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce

A BILL

To amend titles XI and XIX of the Social Security Act to promote program integrity with respect to the enrollment of certain immigrants in State plans under Medicaid, and for other purposes.

1.

Promoting program integrity in enrolling certain immigrants under Medicaid

(a)

In general

Section 1137(f) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1320b–7(f)) is amended—

(1)

by striking Subsections (a)(1) and (d) and inserting (1) Subsections (a)(1) and (d); and

(2)

by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

(2)

Subparagraphs (A) and (B)(ii) of subsection (d)(4) shall not apply in the case of an initial determination made on or after the date that is 6 months after the date of the enactment of this paragraph with respect to the eligibility of an individual declaring to be a citizen or national of the United States with respect to whom a State requires, pursuant to 1902(ee) the submission of a social security number or pursuant to 1903(x) the presentation of satisfactory documentary evidence of citizenship or nationality, under section 1902(a)(46)(B) for benefits under the program listed in subsection (b)(2).

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(b)

No payments for medical assistance provided before presentation of evidence

Section 1903(i)(22) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396b(i)(22)) is amended—

(1)

by striking with respect to amounts expended and inserting (A) with respect to amounts expended;

(2)

by inserting and at the end; and

(3)

by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:

(B)

in the case of a State that elects to provide a reasonable period to present satisfactory documentary evidence of such citizenship or nationality pursuant to paragraph (2)(C) of section 1902(ee) or paragraph (4) of subsection (x) of this section, for amounts expended for medical assistance for such an individual (other than an individual described in paragraph (2) of such subsection (x)) during such period;

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(c)

Conforming amendments

Section 1137(d)(4) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1320b–7(d)(4)) is amended—

(1)

in subparagraph (A), in the matter preceding clause (i), by inserting subject to subsection (f)(2) before the State; and

(2)

in subparagraph (B)(ii), by inserting subject to subsection (f)(2) before pending such verification.